Monday, July 22, 2013

Vazhakkai podimas

I always cook vazhakkai roast and vazhakkai kuzhambu. For a change i wanted to try podimas recipe. i have already made potato podimas and we like it lot. As i pack lunch for my hubby and to my son, cooking a proper meal with sambhar, rasam and poriyal are shifted to weekends as pulao,chapathi and sabzi took over on weekdays.

green banana stir fry

Vazhakkai podimas Recipe

Prep Time15 mins 
Cooking Time: 05 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeSidedish


Raw banana / Vazhakkai - 1
Oil - 2 tsp's
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1 ' inch size
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp


pressure cooked raw banana

Pressure cook the raw banana for up to 2 whistles exactly.

grated raw banana

Remove the skin and Grate it and set aside.

vazhakkai podimas

In a Pan, heat oil, add mustard and let it splutter, add urad dal and let it turn into golden color. then add finely chopped green chilly and ginger to the pan and roast.

vazhakkai poriyal

Then add the grated raw banana to the pan and mix well.

vazhakkai podimas

Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

vazhakkai podimas

Add add the grated coconut and give a mix.

raw banana stir fry

Finally add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and mix. garnish with curry leaves and corriander leaves. Transfer the podimas to a serving bowl.


Picture clicked by my Son!!! He himself asked me a plate and kept all these bowls and shot it!

Serve along with rice, sambhar and rasam.


  1. delicious and healthy podimas.

  2. Love to have this platter right now. Perfectly done

  3. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious and awesome vazhaikai podimas.

  4. Looks awesome. The best looking podimas I have seen.

  5. looks nice...will try this fore sure

  6. Delicious and mouthwatering podimas.Excellent preparation.

  7. Looks very tempting. Would love some with rotis!

  8. Interesting recipe....should try this variation out!


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